The United States contributes much to this, including its movies, products such as iPhones, and websites such as Google, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, and eBay.
I do not think the importance of YouTube lies in its role as a communication method nor as a fundamentally new means of distribution of media.
Against this backdrop, YouTube appears.
The range of subject matter on YouTube is as incomprehensibly large as the range in quality.
One might have expected to find YouTube making its cameo in the earlier "communication" section, but I deliberately moved it here.
So when doubters scoff—There's art on YouTube?—I say yes.
Now, of course, much of what is on YouTube is not art.